Have you ever applied sunscreen when you are indoors all day? If your answer is NO, then this article might just change your mind quickly. When it comes to the sun and your skin, many people are not too fond of lathering on the SPF unless they are outdoors all day. However, did you know that you are exposing your skin to UV rays even while you are sitting indoors? Most people do not realize that your skin can get exposed to UVA and UVB rays while sitting in your own home enjoying the view outside. Whether you are hanging out by that tall window overlooking your yard, or sitting under fluorescent lights all day you are being exposed to UVA and UVB rays. Keep reading and find out the best way to protect your skin year round.
First things first, let’s talk about the difference between UVA and UVB rays. UVA rays are those pesky rays that speed up the aging process! They usually tend to impact the skin and get right under the skin’s dermis. The skin’s dermis is the thickest and toughest layer. Many people are exposed to UVA rays from….. drumroll please….. TANNING! While UVA rays and tanning pretty much go hand and hand (like peanut butter and jelly), most people do not know that even fluorescent indoor lighting can generate UVA rays. UVA rays may damage the skin’s overall elasticity and, therefore, could cause some the aging process to accelerate more quickly. Even worse, UVA rays can mess with the body’s immune system and sometimes cause the dreaded C- SKIN CANCER. UVB rays are the rays that are most dependent on the length and time you are in the sun. They can be seasonal depending on where you live. UVB rays are mainly the consistent rays that hit the top layer of the skin and cause your skin to burn.
How do you protect skin from UVA and UVB rays? The answer is simple – always ensure that you are protecting your skin with some form of SPF. Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare: Recapture 360 +IR Defense is a perfect product to help protect the skin all day long from the harmful effects of UVA and UVB rays. Containing both SPF 30 and a bio-copper complex, Recapture 360 + IR Defense helps protect the skin from UVA/UVB rays and infrared rays (IR) rays. The Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare line can help to protect against infrared damage and addresses the effects of aging, reduces the look of wrinkles, improves firmness, smoothness & elasticity. Another final ingredient found within Recapture 360 + IR Defense is the K3 Vita C. This special form of vitamin C helps load the skin with antioxidant activity which can help fight the free radicals that damage the skin.
So the next time you think you don’t need a SPF while indoors all day, think again! You are exposed all day long, so it is time to fight back with a product like Recapture 360 + IR Defense.
For more information on UVA and UVB rays, please see the Skin Cancer Foundation’s website http://www.skincancer.org/prevention/uva-and-uvb/uva-radiation-a-danger-outdoors-and-indoors